New Website Is Bang On Trend

Soft drinks are becoming increasingly popular as a serious alternative to alcohol as concerns about health and national non-drinking months such as Sober October and Dry January grow in our consciousness. The recently launched website is bang on trend with a selection of Devon produced food and drink, including the NEW Luscombe Drinks Passionate Ginger Beer and Damascene Rose Bubbly (available in a four pack, £7.99).

Recommended by Nigel Barden on Radio 2's Simon Mayo Drivetime show, these delectable drinks are made on a farm in Devon and offer a serious alternative to a glass of wine or beer for the discerning non-drinker. Fresh root ginger is milled at Luscombe the day before the rest of the ingredients are added, to make their award-winning refreshing ginger beers. With organic passion fruit juice, Passionate Ginger Beer delivers a perfect balance between the heat of the ginger and the subtle sweetness of the passion fruit.

The delicate Damascene Rose Bubbly is a champagne alternative and a celebration of the Majestic rose of the Orient. Crafted using Muscat grape juice, Damascene rose water and Sicilian lemon gently combined with sparkling spring water.

Commenting on supporting local producers, managing director of The Shops at Dartington, Barbara King says: “Devon is leading the way with its food and drink production, both in terms of quality and innovation. Wherever possible, we stock local produce in our recently revamped The Food Shop.”  Barbara continues: “Luscombe is a great example of a Devon producer who is ahead of its game creating award-winning drinks that are respected and searched for nationwide.”  Barbara King sits on the board of Food & Drink Devon, which works tirelessly to increase the county's profile, as well as championing its producers.

The Food Shop at The Shops at Dartington saw a 70% increase in turnover this Christmas compared with 2013. This impressive sales figure can partly be attributed to extensive reinvestment during 2014 including the repositioning and tripling in size of 'The Food Shop' and, shows a growing trend for shopping in a local independent as opposed to the much less appealing multinationals.

Dartington has a unique selection of shops to explore during your visit. Browse the exquisite craft and pottery collections, stylish women's and men's fashion, homeware and unusual gifts and furnishings and relax in the two on-site cafés, The Venus Company and Cranks, which serve delicious, handmade dishes.

A carefully chosen 'edited' selection of 'best picks' from The Shops at Dartington's 14 spectacular on-site shops is now available nationwide on the new website. With home delivery and convenient 'click and collect' services available, it's now easier than ever before to browse and purchase from The Shops at Dartington's stunning collections. For up to date news and offers follow @Shopdartington on Twitter and 'Like' on Facebook.

The Shops at Dartington is owned by the Dartington Hall Trust, an independent charitable organisation, trading ethically and sustainably as a social enterprise in order to help support the Trust's activities in Social Justice, Sustainability and the Arts.  For further information visit

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